Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Purple Jim, Dec 4, 2017.
Yep. When I was a about 8 ( 50 now) my brother had those pocket size mad books laying around and I would read them all the time. Superduperman getting his opponent to bunch himself in the face with the mushroom cloud made me howl with laughter and was burned in my mind forever
I would have to go through the comics again but if I remember right, Wally Wood MAD comics are recognizable by the amount of detail and side jokes put into background characters. There is always a crowd watching the goings on. I think he did "Starchie" and that story is littered with background characters doing things and saying stuff. Had my small brain completely entertained. There is also a very distinctive inking style that I don't see in his later comics (he may have had someone else doing the inking).
One of my all time favorites!
Love Richard Corben’s artwork in Creepy.
A couple of my favorites from over forty years ago.
Starchie was Will Elder. Similar approach.
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That’s the book that got it all started for me, as a serious kid/comic lover/art lover
Thanks for this. My mistake. Maybe I just associated the MAD style to Wally Wood. Sorry Will. Starchie is brilliant parody. They must have had fun with this content after all of the war and horrow of the other EC comics. It sure shows.
BTW, that looks like an original comic. Yours? If so, congrats.
Byrne drew himself in as a bystander on that page.
The Neal Adams / Denny O'Neil - Green Arrow / Green Lantern comics are brilliant. The best of it's time.
Nice! Love me some Corben
I’ve got this mag. One of my favorite Corben covers. For obvious reasons
Ha, no, Google Image search.
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The guy with the glasses better watch his hands.
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I've started scanning in my small comics collection.
Here's a spread from Fantastic Four 205, April 1979. Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott.
"That Manimal fella sure does like himself a good triceratops..."
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